A mycological example of a Digital Species (DS). It is based on so-called Species Hypotheses (SHs) published by the UNITE Community (https://unite.ut.ee). The SH paradigm offers stable identification and communication of described and undescribed species. They include several essential elements of the DS as follows: (A) Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a collective identifier for all individuals included in this taxon; (B) Taxon name connects the SH with (C) classification (i.e., the tree of life); (D) individuals of the SH often accompanied by rich ecological data like – in this case – the interactions of the fungal SH with plant species; (E) individuals may include multimedia to visualise different features and traits of the DS; (F) DOI metadata feature information on who (and when) published the current SH and provides downloading options for the dataset; (G) the largest data panel includes all individuals and their associated data in browsable mode; and (H) single individual with Sequence ID as a link to the GenBank nucleotide archive. The interacting taxon is an orchid species - Corallorhiza striata - found in United States. The row ends with DNA sequence data which can be browsed to the right.

  Part of: Kõljalg U, Nilsson RH, Jansson AT, Zirk A, Abarenkov K (2022) A price tag on species. Research Ideas and Outcomes 8: e86741. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.8.e86741